CHIPLEY - Saturday, September 23, will be an exciting day at the Washington County History Museum, located at 685 Seventh Street in Chipley. In conjunction with Chipley Garden Club’s Scarecrow Contest, the museum is sponsoring a Fall Arts & Crafts Fair. Both family-friendly events will run simultaneously from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Just a sampling of the arts and crafts will include: homemade soaps/bath products, wind catchers, owls, needlework, jewelry, bird houses, mermaid ‘supplies’, plants, Christmas ornaments, homemade brooms, owls, wind chimes, honey products, gourds and wood works. Museum staff say, "It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas."

Patrons will also have several options if they get hungry. Local farmers will be on hand with produce and homemade jams and jellies. Blalock’s Food Truck will be serving burgers, nachos, chicken, funnel cakes and more. The silent cake/baked goods auction was such a hit last year, organizers decide to do it again, and will be offering homemade cakes, pies and cookies., as well as local favorite, cups of frosty Italian Ice.

While checking out the Scarecrow Contest entries, be sure to visit the history museum, veterans' wall, and expanded Lower Muskogee Creek Indian Collection. Kids will enjoy free kids crafts and face painting.

"We are really thrilled about the response from vendors," said Museum Director Dorothy Odom. “So far, we have 23 vendors bringing a large assortment of products to the fair. Come on out to the fest - it’s a wonderful way to spend the day outside and support your community.”

Anyone interested in the Arts & Crafts Fair may contact Odom at 850-638-0358. For more information on entering Chipley Garden Club’s Scarecrow Contest, contact Gweneth Collins at 850-260-4049.